Solidago Hat and Cowl Set by illitilli

Solidago Hat and Cowl Set

November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt on larger needles.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
657 yards (601 m)
Hat: 17" circumference at brim and 9¼" tall. Cowl: 25½" circumference at base, 24" circumference at top, and 13½" tall.
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The Solidago Hat and Cowl Set is inspired by goldenrod stem galls. Twisted rib and increased stitches create a modern botanical motif of galls and twigs. The cowl includes a split over each shoulder and uses decreases to create good fi t. The hat and cowl are richly textured, engaging, and fun to work.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Finished Size Hat: 17” circumference at brim and 9¼“ tall. Cowl: 25½” circumference at base, 24” circumference at top, and 13½“ tall.

Yarn Manos del Uruguay Alegría Grande (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 219 yd / 3½ oz): #AG2058 turmeric, 3 skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” circular. Size 6 (4 mm): 16” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 30 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needles.

* This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The lower hem of the cowl is worked back and forth in rows, then the pieces are joined and worked in the round from the bottom up.

ERRATA: Rows 13 and 14, (columns 24 and 26 when counting from right to left) of the Crown chart contain stitches mislabelled as “knit” that should be “no stitch”.